The Bargain


The work was over, and the guy very matter-of-factly told me to pay up Rs.700. Startled, I raised my eyebrows, then blushed when I realised how awkward my reaction had been. I meekly said I’d paid only Rs.400 the last time. The guy thought for a moment, then agreed at Rs.500.

I handed over the note bearing Gandhiji’s picture. He seemed to be laughing at me! I flashed a toothy smile, at the dentist, and walked back home.

Who would have thought we need to bargain with a dentist over a tooth-filling ?

Crazy times, we live in!

Say Cheese ?!

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6 thoughts on “The Bargain

  1. Hi,

    I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be very good.. u write well.. Why don’t you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘Crocodile’s Tales – Pallavi’s blog’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

    BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run http://www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

    This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. 🙂

    Cheers,

  2. Ray,
    Thanks a lot, will surely check out your site.

    Roopa,
    You are the third person to say that was a good bargain. I am literally miles and miles away from the real cost of living here!!! Getting used to haggling with the auto-drivers now. While most of the time I lose, sometimes they do feel sorry for me, and let me win 😉

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